Online Counselling for Home-test Kits User

Home-test Kits are now available in Hong Kong from three brands. However, some problems may occur during self-testing at home alone. For example,

  • Difficulties in technical procedures
  • Difficulties in result interpretation
  • Hesitation /Anxiety
  • Unable to accept positive result

According to WHO (World Health Organization), testing of HIV should adhere to 5Cs, namely Consent, Confidentiality, Counselling, Correct test result and Connection to prevention, care and treatment.  Therefore online counselling service was set up to ensure users receiving enough support when they use the home-test kits.

What is Online Counselling? What services do we provide?

Online Counselling is a counselling service provided though email, Skype, instant messenger apps (i.e. Line or whatsapp), telephone calls or video conference.  Our service includes but not limited to, resolving your queries, emotional support, HIV infection risk assessment, safer sex education, companionship during home testing, referral and follow up for positive cases. We respect strict ethical guidelines in our work and your information will be kept confidential.

What are the benefits of Online Counselling?

Online Counseling provides a flexible and convenient platform for you to seek help.  Research indicated that the main benefit of the online environment is emotional safety . Clients experience less restrain in the online environment. Therefore you can discuss your issues in a more open and comfortable manner.

Service Hour :

l   Skype (Account name:AC_Counselling ), Line ( Account name:ACCounselling)

Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00p.m – 5:00pm (Online Service)

Mon-Sun : 5:30 p.m – 3:00a.m (By appointment only)

l   Email ( aidsconcerncounselling@gmail.com )

We will reply to your emails within one working day

l   Video Conference, Voice call :

Mon-Sun : 5:30 p.m – 3:00a.m (By appointment only )

 

Enquiries:

Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Tel: 23946677 (ext. 507)

To make an appointment:

Email: aidsconcerncounselling@gmail.com

Tel: 23946677 (ext. 507)